Sports & Nature

Trekking & Hiking

As you hike through the wild and virgin Cretan landscape, every step will create a brand new memory. Breathe in the aroma of the herbs, and be part of this adventure like many civilizations have done so far. Learning about the natural wealth and the history of this land will be an exciting experience beyond words. Do hike through the unique and famous paths and gorges of Crete!

Recommended Trails:
  • AGII PANTES GORGE – SKOPI: 3 HOURS
  • SITANOS – ZAKROS – KATO ZAKROS: 4 HRS
  • PEFKI – MAKRYGIALOS: 2HRS
  • CHAMEZI – LIOPETRO – PAPADIOKAMBOS: 4 HRS
  • EXO MOULIANA – RICHTIS: 3 HRS
  • SITIA – ROUSSA EKKLISIA: 4 HRS
  • PERVOLAKIA – MONI KAPSA: 3 HRS
  • AGATHIAS, PETSOFAS, SCHINIAS, KAROUMES, CHOCHLAKIES: 6 HRS
  • KOUREMENOS – MARIDATIS – VAI: 2 HRS

European Path Ε4

The E4 adventure starts from the Pyrenees and, via the main European mountains, ends up to Zkrow, at the easternmost edge of Crete. The route of E4 through Crete provide the visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the small seaside or mountainous villages.The following E4 trails, hikable throughout the year, can help you enjoy nature and learn more about the locals.

Recommended Trails:
  • Trail: Vasiliki – Chrysopigi
    Length: 23.5 km
    Duration: 7 hours
  • Trail: Chrysopigi – Chandras
    Length: 19 km
    Duration: 5 hours
  • Trail: Chandras – Kato Zakros
    Length: 20.5 km
    Duration: 6 hours

Climbing

An alternative suggestion for the nature escapes. The secure climbing areas at the Gorge of Zakros will offer our climbing-lovers safe, top-quality climbing thrills. You can also find other secure climbing routes in the nearby villages of Chochlakies, Katsidoni and Dionysos. You can rent the necessary equipment and enjoy your favourite sport while looking over the spectacular Cretan scenery.

Mountain Biking

Don’t stop! Go up the hills, small roads and paths sitting or standing! Fly on your bike rushing down the opposite side of the hill. You will see many villages where hospitality has remained alive even today. Indulge in the refreshing drinks and mouth-watering local food. Steer through unpaved paths and trails, through the olive trees and the vineyards, to mountainous and seaside areas and discover Sitia’s virgin natural environment.

Recommended Trails:
  • SITANOS – CHANDRAS – PERVOLAKIA – MONI KAPSA – KALO NERO
  • CHAMEZI – LIOPETRO – PAPADIOKAMPOS – FANEROMENI – SITIA
  • SITANOS – ZAKATHOS – ZIROS – XEROKAMPOS
  • TENTA – ITANOS – VAI – KOUREMENOS – CHIONA – SKARIA
  • SITANOS – KARIDI – ADRAVASTI – ZAKROS – KATO ZAKROS
  • PALAIKASTRO – XEROLIMNI – MANGASA – KARYDI – ZAKROS
  • LITHINES – PEFKOI – STAVROHORI - ORINO
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